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Reviewed 25 January 2015

If you would take the upper room you will have a magnificient view, but it comes with a price...very limited privacy: - the kitchen where the breakfast is prepared is not separated but in your room so in the morning you have to be awake and dressed in time. - when bad weather you will eat inside with the other...

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rudickallan, Owner at Arenal Birdsong VIlla, responded to this review

I am totally shocked. This is the first time in 5 years that a guest has been so unhappy with Birdsong. I work very hard to make all guest feel at home as much as possible. I guess though that is impossible to make everyone happy. I always tell guest that if they want complete privacy that I would be...

Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

Birdsong property was just amazing. I decided to take my parents to Costa Rica for Christmas. Found this gem and was happy to find out it was available. Allan the owner was always on top of my emails. I had questions and he will answer no more than 5 min max with my answers. Which for me this was a...

Thank SpicyDaisyAdventures
Vallejo, California
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We recently spent 5 day & nights at Birdsong B&B for a portion of our Honeymoon. We found Birdsong plus the surrounding Arenal area to be a delight. We would wake of every morning with the majestic site of the Arenal volcano, a lovely homemade breakfast & a symphony of Birdsongs amongst monkey talk. It was a true jungle experience....

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 23 January 2014

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Birdsong for two nights. Allan was extremely accommodating, providing us with activities and ideas for the best possible experience. We were originally planning on staying one night but after spending some time there we opted for a second in the downstairs suite. The upper suite is very nice with panoramic...

Thank denvereric
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Birdsong is a beautiful B&B with amazing views from both floors and the viewing deck. *The Arenal Volcano is dormant and not flowing lava at the time of this post* The second floor has a full size kitchen, outdoor shower, Jacuzzi, and glass windows all around. The drawback to this floor is that the kitchen is used by staff to...

Thank NikkJay12
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 9 January 2014

The Birdsong B and B is in an excellent location. We were able to take advantage of the area and would love to go back to the area! The house is situated near the Arenal Observatory which has an excellent but demanding hike as well as smaller less strenuous hikes. It is also located near a swinging bridge park and...

Thank Jonathan D
Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Allen is a tremendous host, the views are fantastic. But, here's the rub. Having spent 5 nights at the Birdsong, I feel two would have been plenty. The entire area is impossible to experience from one location, and the entire area deserves to be experienced. I spent two days driving to Nuevo Arenal to try to get a feel for...

2Thank MidwestUSPerspective
rudickallan, Owner at Arenal Birdsong VIlla, responded to this review

Once in awhile you get a family that does not know how to travel. this was the case with these people. They spent an entire day traveling to my place and when they were within 500 yards they got very uptight & never even made it to the house the first night. They were to spend 5 nights. Of course...

Everett, Washington
Reviewed 4 January 2014

This was our most favorite stay during our trip in Costa Rica. Allan has a very nice place and is a great host. If you want to get off the beaten track - this is the place. Birdsong BnB has great views of the forest and nearby Arenal volcano and lake. Some activities you may want to consider ($Adult/$Student): Cerro...

Thank Ed H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Looks like the other reviews have covered it all, but every bit is true. Went with my girlfriend for two nights, wish we had spent the whole trip there. Beautiful property, isolated but only a short drive from all the Arenal activities. Alan is great host, interesting guy, and incredibly helpful-the less you plan ahead the better as he'll help...

1Thank Lee N
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Our family of four (daughters 12 and 14 yrs) stayed at Birdsong for three nights as part of a month long trip through Costa Rica. We stayed in the upstairs area, enjoying the absolutely stunning views of the volcano, hills and forests, birds and luxurious ammenities. Alan was a great host, and lots of fun to talk to. He had...

1Thank D L

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on a lush and secluded hilltop, with spectacular views of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano and the Children's Eternal Rain Forest, Birdsong Villa welcomes you to little piece of paradise. Experience an unforgettable holiday in one of Costa Rica's premier travel destinations. Birdsong Villa is only 3 hours (150km) from two international airports, either in the capital of San Jose, or on the northern pacific coast in Liberia. Birdsong Villa is just 30 minutes from La Fortuna, which offers amenities such as grocery, banking, post office, restaurants, hot springs, excursions and much more. Birdsong Villa is a unique and luxurious accommodation that offers you the flexibility to rent one or both floors of the villa. Stay in the Bird's View Suite for $180-night, or the Garden View Suite for $95-night. Have a large group, or are you looking for a bit of privacy? You can rent the entire villa for $275-night. The Bird's View Room has a beautiful Bali interior with huge glass windows opening to the breathtaking 180-degree views. The suite has a modern built-in kitchen, large bedroom with corner Jacuzzi tub, large bathroom with walk-in rain shower and separate toilet, and an outdoor enclosed rock shower. $180-night. The Garden View Suite looks out on vibrant and luscious gardens with dozens of hummingbirds and butterflies fluttering around. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen, sitting area, sleeping area, and bathroom. $95-night. Both suites offer luxury and elegance with the comforts of home, including satellite TV, high speed wifi internet, and telephone, computer, and printing service. A delicious breakfast is included in your stay. We'll serve breakfast at your preferred time, or leave the ingredients for your own cooking pleasure. Lunch and dinner can be requested for a fee. Experience the ultimate Costa Rican holiday with some of our recommended day trips. The Arenal area has it all, from zip-lining, water rafting, hot springs, butterfly conservatory, wind surfing, fishing, extreme hiking, birding, and more. Everything you could ask for is less than an hour away so you will spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time driving. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Birdsong VIlla

Address: | 1km South of the El Castillo School, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Birdsong B&B)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: ₹ 6,218 - ₹ 11,782 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“view in the morning from the upstairs room must be great on a good weather day”
  • leftovers in the fridge ... half wrapped old fruit
  • spiderwebs around microwave
  • dust from the top of the fridge (previous photo) on my finger
  • dust on top of the fridge
  • dead insect all over the jacuzzi
  • leftovers in the fridge - unidentified brown mushy stuff
 of 5 bubbles C5499IOdavidc, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best view is the Bird's eye suite”
 of 5 bubbles MalindaR_13, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Upper rooms have a little better views, reach there before sundown”
 of 5 bubbles smeetg2014, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Quite place”
 of 5 bubbles johnnyu348, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
“we stay on the lower room, that was great... But if you want a little more luxury the top room looked very good.”
 of 5 bubbles VitorHR, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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